Barnett D. Laschever was Connecticut’s director of tourism for more than 17 years and, for more than 30 years, has been a travel editor and writer for such newspapers as the Hartford Courant, the Hartford Times, and the New York Herald-Tribune. For three years he was managing editor for Fodor’s Guides. He lives in Goshen, Connecticut.
Andi Marie Cantele is a freelance writer and professional gardener who enjoys hiking, rowing and cycling. She is the author of 52 Weekends in Connecticut, Explorer’s Guide New Jersey, Explorer’s Guide Connecticut, and cycling guides to Connecticut, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts in Countryman’s Backroad Bicycling series. Her work has also appeared in Yankee Magazine, Bark magazine, and Best Places to Stay in New England. She lives in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills region.